Player Profile: Duane Bailey
Name: Duane Benjamin BAILEY
D.O.B. 28th October 1991
Attended Rangeview Intermediate School 2003 to 2004
Attending Mt Albert Grammar School, Year 12
Subjects: Travel & Tourism, English, Maths, Physical Education, Business Management
Age: 16 years
Ethnicity: New Zealander Maori
Goals for Future Employment:
Personal Trainer, Physical Education Teacher, Video Editor, Physiotherapy
Sports Played: 1996-2001 Rugby League for Te Atatu Roosters
1998-2002 Freyberg Memorial Basketball Team playing
at Corbans in
2003-2004 Rangeview Intermediate School Basketball
Team & then joining Massey Basketball Association
2005 â 2007 Mt Albert Grammar Premier Basketball
Team, presently playing
2005 â 2007 Mt Albert Grammar U17 Basketball, presently
2003-2007 Massey Basketball Association U14, U16, U17 Representative Team, presently playing
2007-2008 NZ Junior Tall Black, NZ
Introduction to Duane Bailey
Duane is a keen basketball player. He was first playing rugby league when he was 6 years old and also played basketball for his primary school. When Duane turned 10 he decided he wanted to concentrate completely on basketball and focused on this 100%. When playing for his intermediate school he was approached to play for Massey Basketball Association. Duane presently is now playing for Waitakere Basketball Association as an U19 representative player, and plays for the Mt Albert Grammar Premier Team, as well as U19 basketball for his school.
Academically Duane is studying this year as a Year 12 student and is studying English, Business Management, Mathematics, Physical Education and Travel & Tourism.
At present, Duane trains every night per week, except Thursdays, having a game on Friday, Saturday and Sundays for the NZ Junior Breakers Academy in conjunction with the NZ Junior Tall Blacks Programme. At present he is home staying on the
Duaneâs Calendar for 2008
â Duane travelled to Port Macquarie to compete in a basketball tournament in
â Duane attended a NZ Junior Tall Black, BBNZ high performance camps
â Duane travelled to
tournament for the U21 Waitakere Basketball Association
â Duane travelled to Palmerston North for a BBNZ High Performance Camp
â Travelled to
â Duane attended two NZ Junior Tall Black high performance camps
April to July 2008
â Home staying on the
â Duane travelled to Tauranga for the U19 National basketball
tournament for Waitakere Basketball Association
â Will travel to
â Duane to attend a BBNZ high performance camp
â Duane would like to compete in a basketball tournament in
with the Horizon Sports Events in
History on Duane Bailey
Duane Bailey was approached by Mr Grant Moore, President of Massey Basketball Association when Duane was 12 years old. Duane at this age was 6ft and played basketball for his school only. Duane was then coached by Mr Doe Williams, and through this level of coaching developed his basketball skills to a stage where people were noticing potential in Duane on the basketball court. Duane has always been a tall child and is a mature and friendly boy.
Duane then commenced schooling at Mt Albert Grammar and was selected for the Premier Basketball Team for the school in his first year of attendance, achieving a prize, the Silver Lion badge, at the end of his first year. Mr Ollie Bryce is Duaneâs basketball coach for Mt Albert Grammar (reference enclosed). Duane has come a long way learning skills and communication/leadership qualities through Mr Ollie Bryce and due to this level of coaching has now been selected for placement in the NZ Junior Tall Blackâs. Duane was one of the younger players of this team and was playing with players older than himself.
At present in 2008, Duane is still playing basketball in the Premier League for his school, but the commitments he has had with the Breakers Academy has intervened, so Duane has not played for his team for approximately 1.5 months, when the 10 weeks programme has finalised he will them be released to play for his club (Waitakere Basketball Association) and Mt Albert Grammar School.
Duane would like to achieve a high level of one day being a Tall Black for
Mumâs Words of Hope for Duane
Duane is and always has been a great wonderful boy and I hope for him exceedingly that he reaches his goals and full potential of what he can do in his life. I can definitely see the potential Duane has in his basketball skills and would not be trying to create such opportunities for him if I did not think this, as we are a one income family and this is a huge task to fully fund myself. I wish Duane every success for the bright future that he has ahead of him.
Costingâs for Duane for 2008
Duane attended a NZ Junior Tall Black high
performance camp including flights to Palmerston North $ 480.00
Duane travelled to
National tournament for the U21 Waitakere Basketball
Association $ 598.00
Duane travelled to
for a basketball tournament for the Albert Schweitzer
Duane attended two NZ Junior Tall Black high performance
Home staying in conjunction with JTB Programme $2000.00
Duane travelled to Tauranga for the U19 National
Basketball Tournament for Waitakere Basketball
Will travel to
Duane to attend a high performance camp in October $380.00
Duane would like to compete in a basketball tournament in
the Horizon Sports Events,
Uniform purchases 200.00
Basketball Shoes for 2008 500.00
Gym Fees for year 416.00
Nutritional supplements 500.00
The above costingâs are what I have recorded so far. If you can assist us in any way we would be ever so grateful.
If you would like to sponsor and fund Duane in any way please contact us by email= firstname.lastname@example.org or ring us by mobile= 021 555 504 or office= 912 2991.
Thank you and best of luck to Duane and his family in the upcoming years.